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  1. HVAC
    My house has central, forced air (20+yo Payne PG9MAA furnace). I’m looking to upgrade my home thermostat to an Ecobee smart t-stat. I currently have a Honeywell unit that works okay, but not great. The switch to the Ecobee is not my biggest concern though: I’m worried that the current wiring...
  2. Electrical
    Trying to replace old track lighting with Juno recessed wafer lights (2). Lights have a three port, wago connector. Lights to be controlled by two switches on opposite sides of the room. Ceiling has four wires, red, black, white and ground. Will these lights work given what I am trying to do...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I'm replacing my old Emerson motor model # S63NXJPC-7414 with a Dayton 3K384, but I don't know how to physically attach the 4 wires to the new motor (see photos in post). Black to black, red to red, copper ground to green ground post....not sure where white goes (I think it's for the switch in...
  4. Electrical
    Seeking to wire a 240v electric kiln located inside a remote shed-type structure 55' from the exterior breaker box. Wishing to bury the wire. What is the best wire for the job? Thanks in advance!
  5. Electrical
    I am installing recessed lighting in my living room that never had an overhead light but only had an outlet controlled by 2 light switches. When i went pulled the switches from the wall, neither one of them had a red wire. Initially I was going to try to hook up the lights to the outlet that the...
  6. Electrical
    I'm new to this forum, I live in Saudi Arabia. I just installed a smart light switch that requires a neutral line, this is the diagram for the connections for the smart switch : when I opened the switch light outlet I found a black wire capped inside and not used, I used a voltage detector...
  7. Electrical
    Hello! I've just bought a ceiling lamp to replace the one I had in my living room. I've disconnected the old one, made a few cuts on the wires (the new lamp couldn't fit with the previous length of the wires), then connected the new lamp. All was good, the lightbulbs turned on. I've then...
  8. HVAC
    Running into some complications trying to install a new Nest Learning Thermostat to our old house boiler/radiant heat furnace. No a/c connection to our old mercury Honeywell thermostat. The basic question I am wondering: which all wires should show hot/voltage at the thermostat end? Current...
  9. Electrical
    Background: had the garage fridge go out on me. It was tripping the GFCI on the wall. To make sure the fridge was the issue and not the old GFCI receptacle, I plugged it in to a ceiling outlet and it was definitely the fridge, quickly unplugging. Garage is on a single 15A breaker in the...
  10. Electrical
    Trying to figure out what is happening here, ancient wiring. Bought a very old house, i have a double switch by the front door. One switch operates the porch light and the other the outlets in the living room. Problem is one switch has to be on for the other to function. My porch light has to...
  11. Electrical
    Howdy. First post/question here so go easy on me! I have 2 gas unit heaters (30k & 45k Separated Combustion Hot Dawgs) serving separate garage/shop areas. They only draw 3.75 amps max each so 7.5 if they're running at the same time. I have 12/2 romex available to use so the question is, can I...
  12. Electrical
    I have the wall open and was going to add a pair of 14/2 cables to have heaters in my garage for some parties. When I opened the wall i found a 12/3 cable connected to nothing, wire ends had wire nuts in a junction box. I never looked in the junction box, i just wondered. Can I use this 12/2...
  13. Electrical
    Is there any issue with the way I did this switch box? I had to use a larger box since I have 3 wires coming in. Is there any issue with using this metal box on wood framing? Also can I use plastic switch covers? Thanks
  14. Electrical
    I am moving an outlet in my bathroom. The original outlet is where we would like to put a vanity mirror. These outlets are located above the vanity. The faucet is about 6 inches to the right of these photos. The cable comes from above and is not long enough to reach the new preferred outlet...
  15. Electrical
    Old addition on house trailer. Installing new outside light on addition porch. Wired directly to original switch. Switch only controls one light inside addition. Added outside light to switch. Black on black, white on white. So switch should now control one inside, one outside light. Nothing...
  16. Electrical
    I've bought a house with a number of z-wave smart switches. I have a 3 gang box that had 2 smart switches (#1 & #2 on diagram) and one mechanical switch (#3) with no neutral wire. Smart switch #1 died, so I replaced it. So far, no problem. I thought I'd add a third smart switch to replace the...
  17. Remodeling
    Hello! I have wanted to do improvements myself for a long time, but either my husband takes the lead or we hire out. Our home has a dead space behind a 24” deep pantry that was intended for a dumbwaiter. I haven’t seen behind the wall (we have been in the home for 3 months and it’s 20 years...
  18. Electrical
    I ordered a Hunter Jetty ceiling fan for installation in our outdoor pergola. Jetty Outdoor 52 inch The fan comes with only a wall switch (knob) and my plan is to not install the switch and install a universal fan remote control kit. I read some questions asked by others about adding a remote...
  19. Electrical
    Have two outlet boxes, one a bit lower than the other (garage/workshop area). Boxes are 3.5" deep so wondering if I could run the bottom boxes NM through the top box with no splice, rather than out-and-around the top box. Would be a cleaner run but unsure if there's any code issue there.
  20. Electrical
    Hi all, I want to start this off by saying I am inexperienced doing any electrical work. I have been doing a lot of research to try to figure out the basement lighting circuit I am putting together. I have drawn up some plans for how I want to wire my circuit and I would appreciate it if...
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